This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Special needs is a poorly understood term in adoption. What are special need adoptions? Who should consider this option? In this course, Susan Watson, Director at Spence-Chapin Adoption Services in New York City; Martha Osborne, Executive Director of Rainbow Kids; and Nancy Fox, Director of Americans for International Aid & Adoption, discusses common special needs and their treatments.
This course includes:
- What is special needs adoption?
- Are there different levels of special needs?
- Is it possible to adopt a child with mild or medically correctable special needs?
- Are foster care adoptions considered special needs adoption?
- How can you get educated on the different types of special needs or handicapping conditions that a child may have?
- What resources are available for learning about special needs and handicapping conditions.
- How much health information will you get on a child you are considering adopting?
- How much information will you get on the severity of the special need?
- Is there a shorter wait to adopt a child with special needs?
- Does it cost less to adopt a child with special needs?
- What country has children with special needs available for adoption?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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